Asst Actuary

Location US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/2/2018 11:18 AM)
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If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard ( Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


The Standard is seeking to expand its actuarial talent in the Retirement Plans (RP) business due to business growth and the need to rapidly respond to changing business environments. The current need is for a pricing and underwriting actuary for a new role within the RP Actuarial practice. Reporting to the Senior Director of Underwriting, this role will develop and maintain cost and profit models, analyze and interpret model results, and interact with a number of cross-divisional stakeholders to drive business decisions.


  • Prepare and maintain models for use in profit analysis of full service defined contribution and defined benefit business.
  • Provide actuarial oversight to the new business underwriting process.
  • Prepare or oversee profit analyses for blocks of business.
  • Partner with experience analysis team to identify assumptions required for pricing. Participate in experience analysis as needed to support pricing of full service business.
  • Use cost data from finance team to make recommendations regarding pricing for full service business.
  • Provide oversight for pricing software. Work with IT to ensure updates are made correctly and tested adequately.
  • Demonstrate a strong business acumen, being able to recommend pricing approaches in a highly competitive fee environment.
  • Ensure accuracy of information and output delivered, possessing sufficient knowledge and intuition to be able to independently verify results.
  • Maintain the integrity of models, ensuring they are accurate and effective in capturing material aspects of the business, and that appropriate controls are applied.
  • Build relationships and establish a high level of trust and credibility within RP Actuarial, RP Finance, RP Sales, and senior business management, by providing quality information and insight to influence decision making.
  • Provide coaching and leadership to the underwriting actuarial students.


  • FSA designation or demonstrated progression towards completing exams to obtain FSA designation.
  • Minimum 5 years progressively responsible actuarial experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in GGY AXIS, or an equivalent modeling platform.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, particularly in the area of using sound independent judgment, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Innovative, continuous improvement mindset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate, negotiate and influence effectively.
  • Results-oriented, excellent customer focus and commitment to quality.



Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


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Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.


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